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Greg McGrath-Goudie

Greg McGrath-Goudie

Greg McGrath-Goudie got started in journalism as a student news editor at Lakehead University, where he completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. Following graduation, he freelanced for a number of publications before landing with Village Media in 2021, where he has worked as an LJI reporter for CollingwoodToday, and now as a city hall/general assignment reporter for OrilliaMatters

Email
greg@orilliamatters.com

Recent Work by Greg

Indigenous mural in downtown Orillia defaced

Indigenous mural in downtown Orillia defaced

'This is clearly a hate crime,' says café owner; Orillia OPP are reporting a spike in 'hateful' graffiti in the city
Art trees, meant to 'lift the spirits,' unveiled in Craighurst

Art trees, meant to 'lift the spirits,' unveiled in Craighurst

'When you go around and look at these trees, you'll find out there's a piece of Oro-Medonte in every one of them,' said Mayor Harry Hughes
Human rights complaints filed over Oro-Medonte voting methods

Human rights complaints filed over Oro-Medonte voting methods

Robert Young has filed two complaints over decision against internet voting; mayor counters township voting methods mirror those used by province
Big Chief Road residents riled about proposed name change

Big Chief Road residents riled about proposed name change

'Our main objective is don't change the name at all, but if we're going to change ... we should be allowed to have some say in what the name is,' says frustrated resident
Orillia hiking penalties for people who leave dogs in hot cars

Orillia hiking penalties for people who leave dogs in hot cars

Penalty will increase from $5,000 to $25,000 for a first offence and $50,000 for a second; in Collingwood it's $300
Vehicle shortage driving high prices at used-car dealerships

Vehicle shortage driving high prices at used-car dealerships

'We’re now also bidding against Americans who are buying our cars and taking them across the border,' says Orillia used-car dealer
Local artists sought to beautify bicycle equipment around region

Local artists sought to beautify bicycle equipment around region

'We're trying to get the artist involved with the community, and the community involved with the arts,' said ODAC board member of Sprockets and Brushes program
Supply chain issues, luxury tax sinking local boat dealers

Supply chain issues, luxury tax sinking local boat dealers

'It's a difficult thing to have that demand and not be able to meet it,' says Jason Crate, noting situation has 'gotten progressively worse'
YMCA's closure of local after-school programs 'very concerning'

YMCA's closure of local after-school programs 'very concerning'

'I think this will, in all likelihood, disproportionately affect mothers who are working who have to address childcare,' laments Orillia trustee
Area charity turns spotlight on 'devastating' chronic diseases

Area charity turns spotlight on 'devastating' chronic diseases

'It’s just incredible what it does to your life ... it's very devastating,' says woman on International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological diseases